Personally I am not into wildlife photography enough to make such an investment. Reviewing the lens gave me the opportunity to explore this genre and I admit that I am really enjoying it. However I am not sure I would go out every day or every weekend to photograph birds and other animals. I don't want to invest €2600 for a lens that stays home most of the time. If I wanted to get more serious about the genre, perhaps I would start with the Pana 100-300mm or the new 100-400mm and then eventually consider the Oly 300mm after gathering more experience. A 300mm prime is a very specialised lens and it is not easy to use without experience (I struggled the first days to be honest).Mat - I have a question.
Honestly do you think this lens is worth that? Who do you see buying this lens (considering the pana/leica zoom will be 100-400 and considerably cheaper).
I think that this lens is worth the money if wildlife is your favourite genre and you want the lens with the best quality. Also let's not forget that it is compatible with the MC-14 teleconverter which can be very important for this type of photography. Plus the Sync IS with the E-M1 is really impressive and that can help a lot as well.